|Jeffery Donaldson, Art Waves #118|
Writer and McMaster professor Jeffery Donaldson finds his Tourette's tics both a blessing and a curse, but for a poet they are definitely in the former category. His third collection, Palilalia, as well as his recently published fourth, Guesswork, both explore repetition and echo in ways that perhaps only a Touretter could. The reader/listener is likely to feel something of a tic in wanting to hear his beautiful poems again and again.
Keywords: Northrop Frye; Tourette's; palilalia; metaphor; Amy Clampett; Don McKay; Jan Zwicky; W.H. Auden